If any of you chemistry gurus can help out :bowingpur I'd be grateful!
I think this q got lost on my other thread since I asked it as an after thought...
Anyway are they the same or different and how so? I know Phosphate is PO4...however in my notes for fluid and electrolyte she said that Ca and Phosphorus work closely together and they are "buddies". Then in the section discussing phosphate she said that Ca and PO4 are inversely related (one increases/oth decreases) and that they are "enemies". So once again I'm confused! If they are the same how can they be friends and enemies?! :uhoh21: Maybe they just have some strange r'ship :lol:
I realize this is a very old post, but I liked the explanation. Rather than "friends and enemies", just think of Calcium and Phosphorus as partners that are trying to regulate a system. The system wants to be balanced, so if one goes up, the other goes down and vice versa. Like a teeter-totter or see-saw.
Last edit by tnb7557 on Aug 15, '11
: Reason: Addition of analogy